Encourage young people to enjoy the outdoors, build practical skills, respect nature, and build confidence!  Our mission is to provide affordable access to sailing and over 18 years we have taught sailing to over 1000 children.

Graduates of our program have gone on to sail for universities such as the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida, the University of Michigan, the University of Miami, Jacksonville University, and Rollins College.  Many of our youth have become certified U.S. Sailing instructors and we have an active SAISA High School racing team.

Your tax-deductible donation will help us as we continue our mission to introduce Central Florida’s youth to the lifelong sport of sailing.

Our generous supporters for the 2022/23 season:

Boats:                                                                             Financial:

Neva Jo Bailey                     Windward 15                      Villages Sailing Club            Scholarship

Patrick O’Malley                  Flying Scot                          Mt Dora Yacht Club             Scholarship

Jim Fish Camp Restaurant    Catalina 18                       SONIC – Keven Briggs        $1100 and regatta food

                                                                                            June Howell                          Regatta bags

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Donations by check, payable to LEYSF, and mail to:

LEYSF c/o Connie Harper – 1000 Kelly Creek Circle, Oviedo FL 32765

All donations will be gratefully recognized with a receipt for your taxes.

To verify our 501(c)(3) status you can search our registration information at the link below with our License#CH23072

Donation of Equipment or Boats:  Please contact Craig Yates. We usually clean up and sell donated boats. If you choose to donate a boat to LEYSF, we will provide a donation letter for your records indicating the value of the sale unless the value of the vessel if $500 or less. See this document for details:

DAF Direct

DAF Direct makes it easier to support your favorite charities by giving directly from your donor-advised fund. Click here to support LEYSF  and “Build our Fleet” through DAF.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.  The toll-free number of the department is 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) – calling from within the state of Florida, or (850) 410-3800 – calling from outside of Florida. The department’s website is